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October 23, 2018

Brian Hugh Warner, better known as Marliyn Manson is an American musician, songwriter and multimedia artist from Ohio who has worked in fields including music, film and art.

Manson's first exposure to the music industry came whilst he was studying a journalism degree at Broward Community College in Florida, to gain experience he got a job working for 25th Parallel Magazine. He met several musicians including Nine Inch Nails, The Perfect and Trent Reznor who went on to inspire his own musical stylings in the future. Manson began to make music with guitarist Scott Putesky under the name Marilyn Manson & The Spooky Kids, they later shortened it to just Marilyn Manson and continued to create demos and play small gigs.

In 1993, the band won the attention of Trent Reznor who agreed to release their first album on his label 'Portrait Of An American Family', it was not a commercial success at the time but has now sold over 600,000 copies in the US. This album gained the band a cult following when they toured it around the States. The follow up EP Smells Like Children and their first MTV hit in the form of a cover of Eurythmics 'Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)' increased their fan base dramatically ahead of their second album release. 'Antichrist Superstar' has sold over seven million copies worldwide to date and became the turning point in the band's career, the combination of Manson as an eccentric frontman and the warped lyrics found in their discography turned their live shows into a cult phenomena which toured all over the world.

Manson has also worked within the film industry, making his debut in 1997 'Lost Highway' that was directed by David Lynch and has had minor roles in a number of films during his career. He is known as a controversial figure in the mainstream media due to his gothic appearance and demonic lyrics which are said to have a negative effect on his young listeners.

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